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CLEARWATER — The annual charity softball game between the Clearwater and Largo police departments is usually all about having fun for a good cause, as the opposing officers have squared off in a friendly ballfield battle to benefit Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities each spring for nearly 2…

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The regional affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — one of the nation’s busiest — recently marked its 700th home build, adding some 100 affordable properties since just 2019 and set to maintain that momentum in the coming year.

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LARGO — After many hours of discussion and more ups and downs than the swings and slides at Largo Central Park, commissioners decided Aug. 17 they won’t ban teens from city playgrounds.

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LARGO — The revival of a proposed mixed-use development along the 400 and 500 blocks of West Bay Drive continues to inch forward.

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LARGO — After nearly two years of ongoing discussion, city commissioners are close to adopting an ordinance that would further regulate the commercial sale of dogs and cats within the city limits and prohibit new pet stores from being established.

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SEMINOLE — Tampa Bay Newspapers Associate Publisher Jay Rey has been named publisher for the organization, which includes publications in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

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Longtime city Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne lashed out at city administration in a lengthy email July 27 after her sudden termination. "I speak not in bitterness but in concern. My firing is unusual enough to warrant independent review," she wrote to commissioners.

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LARGO — City Manager Henry Schubert released the fiscal year 2022 budget June 30, and it appears Largo has not only weathered the financial storm caused by the pandemic, but it might be coming out the other side in an even better position.

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LARGO — Parks and Recreation officials say the presence of some teenagers on playgrounds designed for children is becoming a growing problem. But because the city doesn’t have any rules on the books regarding age requirements, there is little staff or police can do to address complaints by c…

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LARGO — More than three dozen seniors from Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole took part in the Seminole magnet school’s first ever graduation ceremony, held in the Largo High School auditorium on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

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LARGO — The Largo Police Department last month rolled out a plan to outfit its 157 members with body-worn cameras. However, unless additional funding could be secured, the $2 million-plus program wasn’t slated to launch until 2025 because of budget restrictions.

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LARGO — By 2040, nearly 60% of passenger vehicle sales will be electric and 35% of cars in Florida will be electrified, according to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the transition to cleaner forms of energy.

The cities of Clearwater and Largo will once again light up the skies for the Fourth of July this year after elected officials gave their respective staffs the green light to plan shows.

LARGO — The game of youth soccer has taken a dramatic turn in the past 20 years. A combination of competitiveness and cash has changed the game for some from a recreational outlet to a lucrative enterprise that includes numerous affiliations and big-time tournaments.

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LARGO — The game of youth soccer has taken a dramatic turn in the past 20 years. A combination of competitiveness and cash has changed the game for some from a recreational outlet to a lucrative enterprise that includes numerous affiliations and big-time tournaments.

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Neither rain nor humidity nor the threat of impending bad weather has kept car enthusiasts from swarming the parking lot of Mugs N Jugs at in Largo for its new monthly Cars and Coffee event.

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LARGO — Neither rain nor humidity nor the threat of impending bad weather has kept car enthusiasts from swarming the parking lot of Mugs N Jugs at 2480 E. Bay Drive in Largo for its new monthly Cars and Coffee event.

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The Largo Police Department and its 157 sworn officers is the largest agency in Pinellas County not to outfit its officers with body-worn cameras. Police Chief Jeff Undestad said he’s ready to change that, but it could take several years before it happens.

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Pawfest returned to Central Park April 10. The annual event held by the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas in partnership with the city attracted plenty of animal lovers to the park that played host to the carnival for both pooches and children.

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Groundbreaking is expected to begin within the next two months on a Children’s Discovery Garden that will allow kids to experience nature and teach them to be good stewards of the environment.

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